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Bahamas Quick Reference Cruising Guide 2022

Bahamas Quick Reference Cruising Guide 2022

Make Bahamas cruising EASY with fast answers to all your "where" questions

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This is how we came to radically reinvent the cruising guide, how we developed better reference materials, and how we created affordable, in-depth online courses that help us share our extensive knowledge with you at your pace.

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Make cruising the Bahamas easy -- know exactly where to find everything you need.

A traditional cruising guide isn't designed for quick answers!

Instead of reading through pages of text, use our revolutionary new Quick Reference to easily find WHERE . . . 

  • Is the nearest anchorage with N (E, S, or W) protection

  • To get fuel, water, or a haul out

  • There's a grocery store . . . propane . . . an ATM

  • And more!

Separate island-by-island tables for the Bahamas let you quickly find just what you need:

  • anchorages including wind/wave protection directions, depth, current, swell, and availability of places to walk dogs

  • marinas and moorings, with phone numbers and available services

  • customs & immigration, fuel, propane, water, trash, grocery hardware/marine stores, liquor, restaurants/bars, ATM, laundry

  • cuts and navigation alerts

  • storm holes

  • haulout facilities including maximum beam

Tables are organized N to S, not alphabetically, making it easy to find what's close to you.

BONUS: Get 20% off Aqua Map chart packages -- details below.

What's Inside

An invaluable supplement to traditional cruising guides

ANCHORAGES -- Easily locate a suitable anchorage by scanning down the column for the forecast wind direction. You can also check the depth, holding, current, swell, and access for dog walking. Anchorage names are those used by Active Captain and thus can be easily found with the AC overlays on Garmin, Navionics, and Aqua Map.

SERVICES -- Quickly find the closest location for the types of stores and services you need.

STORM HOLES -- Is a norther or tropical storm threatening? Our list of storm holes will help you choose the best place for your situation.

OTHER SECTIONS — Our Cockpit Quick Reference Guide also contains similar detailed, easy-to-use pages on NAV ALERTS, MARINAS AND MOORINGS, and HAULOUT FACILITIES. No ads other than the bonus discount on Aqua Map chart packages.
Recently Updated

Printed June 2022.

Print Features for Ease of Use

Bright, easy-to-read subject tabs, organized first by topic and then by island group, island, town, or anchorage so you can quickly find the information you need.

Special matte paper reduces glare when used in the sun.

Ultra-durable, waterproof paper resists tearing, crumpling, and discoloration from sunscreen, petroleum products, and other chemicals. Designed to be kept in the cockpit, even with rain or splashes.

Lay-flat spiral binding for easy reference.

Equally easy to use when going N to S or S to N.

Large enough that info can easily be read yet small enough to be conveniently stored. No tiny print!

May be easily wiped clean if dirty.

Designed in the USA. Printed in the USA on American-made recyclable synthetic paper using environmentally-friendly soy-based inks at a facility that is completely wind-powered. Minimal packaging.

78 pages.

PDF Features for Ease of Use

No need for a mailing address -- download immediately upon payment.

May download on more than one device used on a single boat (that is, can have on two tablets, or tablet and phone, IF used on the same boat). May not "give" copies to people on other boats.

Clickable links for all phone numbers and marina/boatyard websites.

The index makes it easy to jump from one section to another. Click on the "Bookmark" symbol on a phone or tablet. Then click on the section desired.

On a laptop or desktop, click on the "Bookmarks" symbol and a similar clickable index will appear:

The tabs on each page are also clickable to jump to another section.

Available to download immediately from your purchase confirmation. Read on any electronic device with Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Designed in the US.

BONUS: 20% Off Aqua Map Chart Packages With Purchase

With the purchase of any The Boat Galley Quick Reference cruising guide, get 20% off select Aqua Map chart packages to use with the free Aqua Map navigation app on your iOS or Android tablet or phone.

Packages include:

    • US
    • Canada
    • Bahamas
    • Caribbean
    • South America
    • Sea of Cortez
    • Pacific Mexico
    • Western Mediterranean
    • Spain/Portugal/Islands
    • NW Europe
    • Oceania

The link for the discount will be on the purchase confirmation page and will also be sent by email.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Debra O.
Excellent handy guide

We love the quick guide. As first timers to the Central and Southern Bahamas the guide was extremely useful - quick reference guide. Thank you for putting this together Carolyn!

Stephen N.

Bahamas Quick Reference Cruising Guide 2022

Bob G.I.

Basically, this is the Cliff Notes of what one needs to know when sailing in the Bahamas. I will be recommending this to all of my sailing friends. This guide is very well laid out and easy to use. It is now one of my first go-tos when traveling in the Bahamas.